STEMM Educator of the Year
The University of Adelaide values teaching excellence and celebrates the success of our educators who have been presented with awards from organisations and institutions external to the University.
STEMM Educator of the Year - University or Registered Training Organisation
2022 - Dr Richard Lilly
Dr. Richard Lilly currently, supervises and coordinates a range of minerals industry related research projects for companies including Mount Isa Mines and OZ Minerals, through his work as a lecturer at the University of Adelaide.
In 2016, Richard co-founded the successful National Exploration Undercover School (NExUS), which provides advanced training to the most promising geoscientists in Australia. The NExUS program has an alumni of 161 geoscientists from across Australia who are engaged in a wide range of geoscience roles to benefit the discovery and use of natural resources essential for our daily lives.
The NExUS program has also expanded to offer professional development workshops, 'work ready' activities for undergraduates and a geoscience/STEMM outreach program. NExUS has a strong national and international reputation for its program of activities and unique style of teaching.
Dr Lilly was also a 2021 finalist for this award.
2020 - Professor Kerry Wilkinson
An innovative wine educator who led the development of Wine101x, an award-winning Massive Open Online Course.
2017 - Dr Claudia Szabo
Claudia's main research interests lie in the area of complex systems and their practical applications to domains such as biology, social networks, and Defence. She lead's the Complex Systems program within the Centre for Distributed and Intelligent Technologies.
Her education research interests lie in the areas of curriculum design, cognitive load theories, and software engineering best practices.
2016 - Dr Lyndsey Collins-Praino (SA Early Career STEMM Educator of the year, Tertiary Education)
Dr Lyndsey Collins-Praino obtained a PhD in behavioural neuroscience from the University of Connecticut. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship in cognitive neuroscience at Columbia University, she joined the University of Adelaide School of Medicine in 2014, where her research focuses on understanding the brain basis of cognitive decline in neurodegenerative diseases.
In addition to research, Lyndsey also has a strong commitment to teaching. She coordinates multiple neuroscience courses, is Year 1 co-convenor for the MBBS program and Neuroscience Co-Convenor for the Bachelor of Health Sciences. In 2015, she was recognised with the Executive Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.